Every time the Duchess of Cambridge has worn a tiara

The Queen was thrilled to see her grandson graduate

The Queen was thrilled to see her grandson graduate

The saying goes "dress for the job you want, not the job you have", and Kate Middleton apparently takes that to heart.

Tim Graham for GETTY IMAGES Princess Diana wears her favorite tiara in Hong Kong in 1989.

"Normally I'm a fan of what Kate wears, but this is truly bad, ' another said".

A Kensington Palace representative told the Associated Press that there were crowd management concerns, and one royal aid reportedly said the event was "hot, humid and uncomfortably busy and there were far larger crowds than expected. 'What was she thinking". While we gawked over her yellow pin and its significance - this is the first time in over a decade we've seen a new royal wear the honor - another detail of the piece slipped discretely under the radar.

The last time Kate's dresses caused such controversy was she stepped out in "frumpy" floral dresses by Erdem two nights running during the royal tour of Sweden in January 2018.

The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled at the state banquet for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

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The dress - made in a thick vintage-inspired fabric - featured a ruched bodycon fit on the torso and flared out in a fishtale style.

The necklace, which was made by Garrard and given to Alexandra as a wedding gift by her husband Edward VII, and features eight pearls surrounded by diamonds.

Making her third appearance at a state banquet, the Duchess of Cambridge chose a dusty blue gown by favourite designer Alexander McQueen.

Kate was especially striking in her late mother-in-law's tiara, a diamonds-and-pearls bauble known as the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara that Kate has worn before.

Kate and Prince William were among a clutch of royals, headed by Queen Elizabeth, who turned out to greet the Dutch royals for the kind of glittery gala that only Buckingham Palace can offer.

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